Habitat and the Crafts Council are joining forces to create an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture and making.
Habitat’s ‘Platform’ design gallery at its King’s Road branch is the launchpad for this touring exhibition, entitled Space Craft, which is timed to coincide with the international art fair for contemporary objects Collect, taking place nearby at the Saatchi Gallery from May 9-12. ‘Platform’ regularly plays host to a range of exhibitions, talks and shows, bringing new artists and techniques to the forefront.
According to the design writer and editor Grant Gibson, who has curated the show, Space Craft is “concerned with makers who are inspired by architecture and a new generation of architects who are less interested in sitting in front of a computer in their studio and instead want to get their hands dirty and make things”.
Work will come from artists such as ceramist (and best-selling author) Edmund de Waal and willow weaver Laura Ellen Bacon, as well as up and coming names including architect Adam Nathaniel Furman who makes 3D printed ceramics, furniture maker Simon Jones and the young architectural practice FleaFollyArchitects, which will be showing its handmade model Grimm City, an entire cityscape inspired by the fairy stories of the Brothers Grimm.
The exhibition will also host a specialist willow weaving workshop on Saturday May 10 tutored by Laura Ellen Bacon.